Newcastle United manager Rafael Benítez has backed his new signing Miguel Almirón to flourish in the Premier League, ahead of his much-anticipated debut against Wolves this evening.
The 25-year-old completed a £21m deadline day move to the Magpies last month, but hasn't been able to make his debut yet due to visa issues. Now the paperwork is complete, Almirón has been training with his new teammates, and is likely to feature at some point in his side's tricky clash against Nuno Espírito Santo's in-form side.
Speaking in the build-up to the big match, via the Guardian, Benítez discussed the progress being made by his new signing, and said: "
“We know he needs to adapt but he has the pace, the runs and the ability. We will see if he is strong enough to do the same things he was doing in the MLS, on the ball and without the ball.
Miguel Almirón could make his Newcastle United debut tonight. The Magpies' new signing from @ATLUTD has been speaking about his first few days on Tyneside.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 11, 2019
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Meanwhile, Benítez has claimed it's 'too early